Shaking Crab - Quincy

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Put on a bib and get ready to make a mess!

Channeling New Orleans by way of New England, Shaking Crab offers a variety of fresh shellfish drenched in house sauces featuring rich butter, ample garlic, and bold Cajun spices. Throw in spice level customization and the option to add sides and you'd best believe that your meal will be different every time you shake!

Shaking Crab offers a fully stocked bar with inventive cocktail options and a rotating selection of craft beers on tap. The modern dining area aims to create a communal vibe to enjoy a meal with your family, a drink with friends, or a first date with no chance of awkwardness. In the age of social media, the inherent messiness of Shaking Crab is sure to do away with pretention - and your cell phones.
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff. Unique experience and tasty food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love the idea but the gloves ripped immediately and the crawfish were not up to par

R
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is nothing but DELICIOUS FLAVORFUL GREATNESS I would recommend this place to anyone that loves seafood.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, fun place. Expect to get messy.

SO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

God was excellent! Always a great place to get together with friends and family.

W
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, easy to order and delicious! Fun experience too!

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The shaking sauce was awesome and
The seafood was fresh
My shrimp tasted bland but when I ate it the next day as leftovers it was fire. Maybe because it was in the sauce overnight. The staff was very nice !

I
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food lacked some taste. There was more oil than actual seasoning and the corn was not fully cooked. I was a little disappointed as the last time I was there I had to send my crab back because it was really undercooked. Overall not the greatest experience for this visit.

WW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner for myself and my son.....we had a great time! Everything was wonderful! I prefer the Quincy location than the Downtown location. Looking forward to y’all he next time. Thanks.

DW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I heard about this restaurant and came there with my fiance, the wait staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the seasoning used. The portions they provide are good for the amount as well. This has become my favorite place to eat. Earned my business and will be a regular from now on. If you love seafood definitely a place to go and eat. Can't recommend this place enough.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious, experience was memorable wearing the bib and gloves was different and fun! The only negatives was it was very loud and it took a long time to get drink refills.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, it's made to your preference. That was my second visit and I'm planning to go very soon.

KK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Shaking Crab and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision to dine there. We’ll definitely be back!

B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was quieter than usual when we went because we went so early (just after opening). That was perfect for us! The food was so delicious and service was great - we will go back!

T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was nice. I think the waitress was new, because she didn’t know a lot about the menu, and she didn’t give us utensils to eat with until we asked. Overall it was a decent experience. The food tasted good.

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Me and my friends have been to Shaking Crab Quincy several times before but Saturday we were disappointed in the service and think we will go to the Shaking Crab in Providence for now on the service was excellent when we went there a couple of months ago.

SM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with 2 other ppl .,I loved my food ...can't speak for others.. It was bomb..

ME
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always amazing here. Service was a little slow. I hate they charge for every drink. $3 a cup for sweet tea and lemonade. No where on the menu does it say $3 per cup and when the waiter asks if you want a refill they don't say anything about it being an extra charge.
This time I got shrimp and they charge a $1 if you order them headless. I feel like for a $40 meal don't nickel and dime me on petty stuff.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was really loud and so I could barley hear my date. I did order something that didn’t come so I had to ask for it again but other than that everything else was good as I got my food, didn’t feel rushed, and the food was AMAZING. Me and my party were about ten minutes late (we had a reservation for 7:15 and got there around 7:30) but they still took us in in less then ten minutes. I recommend any seafood lover to go to Shaking Crab!

m
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I went for part ofmy birthday celebration. It was great, the only complaint that I have is that we were sat by the door & it was pretty drafty.

GP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our first time. We were there for my son’s birthdays it was 7 of us everyone loved it and will definitely go again. Highly recommended

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely incredible, and also plentiful. I would provide photos except I was too busy stuffing my face. Tasty cocktails too.

SG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My server forgot my fries!!!!! After my food arrived I only saw him once. It was busy crazy though so all forgiven!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a Sunday evening meal with my spouse

C
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaking Crab is the best seafood place period, my second time there and counting because I will surely be back and shout ou to my waitress Destinee she was the best

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite place to eat. Wasn’t too crazy about my strawberry lemonade but that was minor. I love coming here to eat

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We made a reservation through Open Table and once we got there they took us to our table right away. The server was polite. Overall, good experience at this location. I would recommend making a reservation as they can get quite busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, decent food

MC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and great service ! Will definitly be returning !

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun and messy but can be on the expensive side

K
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was good, the server forgot some of my order. Overall job well done

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I made reservations and showed up about 10 minutes early, was told “oh yeah give us 5-10 minutes to get the table ready”. Fair enough since I was early, 30 minutes go by, still nothing. I asked when I would be seated since I made reservations, they told me they already seated me (they accidentally gave someone my table even though I was standing in front of the hostess the entire time). So they apologized and sat me immediately. When we were ordering I couldn’t hear my waiter and when I asked him if he could repeat what he said he seemed visibly annoyed. Finally when our food arrived I noticed that we didn’t get our entire order (though they did not charge me for said food so that made it a little better). Now the experience wasn’t necessarily bad, the restaurant has a nice comfortable atmosphere, and the rustic aesthetic as a whole was nice. The food was excellent, it is messy but that’s part of the experience. The king crab in gulf sauce was delicious, and the mussels were excellent. The signature cocktails here are also delicious and strong (but not too strong) and the fact that you could share them with your date just makes the experience that much more fun. Overall I really want to return for the food and drink, but the bad service is making me hesitant

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good would go back again soon

D
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

MT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good, service was good. The only problem I had was it was uncomfortably hot in the dining area, it was like walking into a sauna. If the heat was turned down a bit I would have enjoyed it more. Despite that, still a good experience.

MA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our third time going to Shaking Crab. Two times in Quincy and One time at the new location
in Providence. So Much Fun!! Good Music, good drinks. Very Trendy. Nice for hanging out at he bar too.

P
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we’d been to the Quincy location. It’s much bigger than Newton which is where we normally go. Service was excellent. Food is always fantastic.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had fun. Short wait to be seated. Everything looked clean and neat. The food was messy, but good! Definitely do not skip on using the bib and gloves. Waiter was awesome! Friendly and attentive!

MJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The service isn’t the best but the food is delicious!!

M
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The meats were unseasoned and the food was overpriced. I think they boil the seafood in just plain water cause i was not satisfied at all. That is all.